Final Business Proposal Instructions Your Final Business Proposal Report must contain at least one reference from Galileo, either a direct quote surrounded by quotation marks or some type of paraphrased information. This article can pertain directly to your business idea. Or, the article can generally address the process of starting a business, or it may identify particular problem that your business idea may solve. The final page of your report will be your Works Cited page, and the citation must be set up in MLA format. Also, within your report, you may have a parenthetical reference to your source beside any information a sentence, phrase, date, statistic, etc. that you have taken from the source. The font should be Times New Roman 12. More Information about the Format The report should be set up in MLA format: 1. Everything should be double spaced. 2. The proper header should be set up in the upper left-hand corner of the page (students name, instructors name, ENGL 1010, and date) 3. The page numbering should be set up in the upper right-hand corner of the page with the students last name preceding the number. The Report Should Be Divided into Three Sections: 1. An Introduction Paragraph will set up your business or charity/community service goal. The paragraph should explain the type of business that you would like to set up and why. You may mention as well that you see a need in your community for your business. 2. A Body Paragraph will provide specific information about the business. This section can include more than a paragraph, if necessary. 3. A Concluding Paragraph will summarize your business dreams and ways that you hope that your business will have a positive impact on your community. More Information about the Body Paragraph Consider the following ideas for your body paragraph (however, these ideas should not be presented in a numbered list in your final report): 1. Projected location of the business and potential building to buy or construct. 2. Clients to whom your business will most likely appeal. 3. Certain costs that may be involved, such as rent, supplies, personnel 4. Specific information about personnel. How many employees? Type of personality that you seek? Number of hours that the employee will work. 5. Your businesss mission statement. 6. AVOID: Here is an example of a dropped quotation: Did you know that some bread batters should be hand mixed? This light mixing technique produces quick breads with a lovely open crumb (Greenspan 2). 7. INSTEAD TRY: Here is the same example with a signal phrase: Did you know that some bread batters should be hand mixed? According to Dorrie Greenspan, author of Baking: From My Home to Yours, This light mixing technique produces quick breads with a lovely open crumb (2).